Roy Halladay Rumors: Wednesday

One of baseball's most talented and dependable pitchers is available for the right combination of talent. Here's a collection of Roy Halladay-themed rumors and thoughts from around the league:

  • It's doubtful that the Jays would trade Halladay within the AL East and the Yankees wouldn't be likely to part with enough pieces to acquire him, a source told Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News
  • Seems to me that it's in the Jays' best interest to have many bidders involved, especially their AL East rivals, if only to boost the asking price for other clubs.
  • Feinsand suggests Yankees fans should give up on acquiring the Jays ace and just hope he's dealt to the NL.
  • Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times says the Angels have known for weeks that the Jays would listen on Halladay.
  • One Phillies person told Jim Salisbury of the Philadelphia Inquirer the team's serious about pursuing Halladay. 
  • One scout told Salisbury Halladay's the best pitcher in baseball, good enough to win 27 games in the NL. Another scout expects Doc to end up with the Red Sox or Angels.
  • Scott Lauber of the News Journal believes Ruben Amaro Jr. needs to strike a deal for Halladay. 
  • When his contract expires after 2010 Halladay will want to play for a winner, whether in Toronto or elsewhere, according to Mike Rutsey of the Toronto Sun.
  •'s Ken Gurnick doesn't expect the Dodgers to acquire Halladay.
  • Joel Sherman of the New York Post believes the Jays missed their chance to deal Halladay last year, when money flowed more freely and before teams clung onto their prospects as tightly.
  • Yahoo's Gordon Edes agrees, as attendance is down this year, but says teams like the Yankees could always jump in with a bid.
  • A friend of Halladay's told Jon Heyman of that Doc would likely approve trades to Boston, New York or Philadelphia.
  • Pete Abraham of the Journal News says J.P. Ricciardi played it "exactly right" yesterday, building hype about Halladay by telling everyone he could be available.

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